Issue of May, 07, 2012
Ghost mining town in Coahuila, Mexico.
Credit: Mauricio Ramos/IPS
An Argentine Perspective on Degrowth
By Marcela Valente
he theory of degrowth, which questions the validity of sustainable development, is viewed through a different lens in Argentina.
Even skeptics believe renewable energies could cover half of Germany’s energy demand by 2050, according to engineer Björn Pieprzyk.
Credit: Courtesy of Björn Pieprzyk
Renewable Energies Need New Incentives
By Fabíola Ortiz
enewable energy is a growing business in Germany and could cover all of the country’s energy needs in 40 years.
BRAZIL: Heat Enhances Biomass Energy Generation
The Luiz de Queiroz School of Higher Studies in Agriculture at the University of São Paulo has developed a technique to increase the energy production capacity of sugar cane and eucalyptus waste.
HONDURAS: Moringa Trees for Reforestation and Nutrition
The moringa tree (Moringa oleifera), native to India, is being used in Honduras to reforest the area around the Nacaome River dam, in the southern department of Valle, as well as to provide a nutritious source of food for local communities.
ARGENTINA: Chaco Forests Threatened by Cattle Ranching
The Argentine branch of the environmental organization Greenpeace has denounced the alleged deforestation of an area of forest where logging is restricted in the northeastern province of Chaco.
MEXICO: Partnership to Protect Environmental Rights
The non-governmental Mexican Center of Environmental Law (CEMDA) and the public but autonomous National Human Rights Commission have signed an agreement for the protection of human rights guarantees.
Lessons From a Unique Decade
José Graziano da Silva *
Rio+20 and Beyond: Together for a Sustainable Future
José Graziano da Silva *
Why Inclusive Green Growth Can Sustain Recent Gains in Latin America
The Global Food Crisis and the Latin American Paradox
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Crisis Sows Community Gardens in Spain
CDs Become Weapon in Political Armoury
Private Interests Infiltrate G20 Summit
Pakistanis Blame CIA for Fresh Polio Cases
Setting Goals to Protect Half the Planet
Defining Green Economy May Stymie Rio Summit
"We All Have to Start Being City Changers"
Tension Around Possible Islamic State in Northern Mali
Health Warnings Loud and Clear on Cigarettes in Argentina
Biggest Economies Still Lagging on Renewables
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